16th October 2016, Cuttack
KVK Cuttack, Santhapur of ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack celebarted “World Food Day” at Juanga village of Cuttack district today on “Climate is changing: Food and agriculture must too” along with inauguration of ‘Swachhata Pakhwada’.
Dr Himanshu Pathak, Director, ICAR-NRRI, Cuttack and Chief Guest elaborated on different adaptation strategies to manage the climate change in agriculture by the farming community. He also emphasized on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene of the rural community.
Dr Prabhu Lenka, Former Prof., OUAT, Bhubaneswar highlighted on the prevailing regional climate and changing agricultural practices for overall development of the rural community.
In this occasion 10 progressive farmers and farmwomen were felicitated for their initiatives and contribution for improved agricultural practices.
A “Kissan Gosthi” was organized on adaptation to climate change, where more than 200 members of farming community from nearby villages actively participated in the discussion and also the cleanliness drive.
(Source: ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack)